Sunday, October 3, 2010
October is upon us...
Today was the first time in forever that we could work outside and clean up our much overgrown backyard. It felt wonderful to be outside for much of the day! I am very motivated with the freshness of the coming season to spend a lot of time outdoors. Funny, people up in the northern states hide in the winter and here in Florida we thrive. The AC is a thing of the past. Fresh air blows the stagnant air out of the house and life seems nothing less than perfection.
And oh! I haven't even broken the news of my new arrival to you all! Labor day weekend we rescued a Sheltie/Collie mix and Bea now has a brother! His name is Shane and he is thriving. He looks a lot more Collie but is much smaller than a standard Collie much like my GypsyLee who passed over the Rainbow Bridge almost three years ago. He had a horrible skin issue and the previous owner had shaved him. You NEVER shave a Sheltie or Collie!!! But since I had to give him two medicated baths a week I have to admit I was kind of glad for the mistaken shaving:) It definitely helped in getting the soap where it needed to go and now the infection is 99% better.
Bea(right) and Shane(left) get on quite well and one more dog has been rescued into a loving 'forever' home. We have rescued two dogs now from The Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue. If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting a Sheltie, please give Barbara Davis a holler. The web address is: http://www.midflsheltierescue.com/. Unfortunately, there are plenty of dogs that need to find their 'forever' homes. If you can't adopt a Sheltie at this time, and maybe just want to donate, Lord knows, they could use whatever you can find it in your heart to give. They are a full non-profit shelter and take wonderful care of the dogs from shots, neutering, grooming--everything the dogs need. Some even receive life-saving surgery.
Sorry to bend your ear but as you all know animals--expecially canines--are closest to my heart. Thank you for letting me share as always.
I hope you are all faring well. I'm off to work on something. Not sure what... But mark my words, it will be a story plot of some sort:)
Have a wonderful week.